This is an event for librarians but I thought some folks might be interested and/or some folks might be interested at least reading about libraries are doing these days…
Did 2020 leave your patrons and students struggling to connect to reliable internet? Are they in need of new devices to fully participate and engage in distance learning? Could they find the support and instruction they needed to use new virtual tools?
Ensuring equitable digital access has long been a focus of libraries, but the whirlwind of 2020 put a glaring spotlight on internet dead zones, inadequate equipment and insufficient support for youth and families.
The seventh annual Meetup for school and public library staff serving youth will feature speakers finding solutions to digital exclusion in Minnesota. Join us for an afternoon to hear from these amazing advocates and discuss how we can create and improve digital inclusion efforts in our communities!
When: Tuesday, April 27, 2-5 p.m.
Where: A Zoom link will be sent to registrants one week before the event.
Speakers and panelists include:
- Keynote: Ini Augustine, Project Nandi
- Rawhi Said, Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association
- Fatima Said, Project FINE
- Digital Navigators Toolkit Team, Minnesota Department of Education
- Community Technology Empowerment Program, Americorps
If you’re interested, please contact Ashley Bieber (651-582-8849) for assistance with any questions.